FREDERICK NEWS-POST May 29, 1968
PFC CHARLES W. HARBERT
Funeral services will be held Friday for Charles Walter Harbert, 20, who was killed in Vietnam May 12. He was the son of the late Delno and Audrey Jordan Harbert and is survived by two brothers, Floyd Delno and James William Harbert. The family will receive friends at the Feete Funeral Home, Brunswick, Wednesday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will take place on Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Leonard Carmack officiating. Interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
FREDERICK NEWS-POST June 1, 1968
PFC C. W. HARBERT
Funeral services were held Friday from the Feete Funeral Home in Brunswick at 2 p.m. for Pfc. Charles Walter Harbert. Rev. Leonard Carmack officiated and Military Honors was accorded by a detail from Fort Detrick. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
101ST AIR CAVALRY DIVISION
G.O. # 4284 2 AUGUST 1968
AWARD OF THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL WITH "V" DEVICE
Harbert, Charles W RA11571366 (SSN:536-68-8760) Private First Class (E-3) United States Army Co A, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 502nd Infantry, APO San Francisco 96383
Awarded : The Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device (Posthumous)
Date Action: 11 May 1968
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason : For heroism in combat against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Private First Class Harbert distinguished himself on a combat operation near Phu Bai, Republic of Vietnam. His company was set up in a night defense position when they were attacked by an estimated platoon of North Vietnamese Army Regulars. Private First Class Harbert's position was one of the hardest hit by the enemy soldiers, receiving the major portion of the initial burst of automatic weapons fire and grenades from the onrushing enemy. Private First Class Harbert was mortally wounded during the enemy attack, but heedless of his wounds and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, he continued to throw grenades and put out a steady volume of suppressive fire. When the enemy soldiers realized that the perimeter could not be penetrated, contact was broken. Private First Class Harbert's actions were instrumental in suppressing the enemy attack. His personal bravery and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.